I am available to paint commissioned portraits of family members, friends, individuals, and even pets.  Prices vary according to the size of the canvas, as well as the number of subjects in the composition.  I work mainly from photos, but can work from life.  Please keep in mind that working from life the subject is required to sit or stand still for long durations of time.  With photos I am able to work from a picture given to me, or I am happy to take reference photos of my own.  An additional charge for travel expenses apply for clients beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.  Here is a list of my prices in a variety of canvas sizes for a single person in the picture plane:

  • 8"x10" - $1,200
  • 9"x12" - $1,620
  • 11"x14" - $2,230
  • 12"x16" - $2,735
  • 14"x18" - $3,525
  • 16"x20" - $4,320
  • 18"x24" - $5,830
  • 20"x24" - $6,480
  • 24"x30" - $9,360
  • 24"x36" - $10,800
  • 30"x40" - $14,400
  • 36"x48" - $19.875
  • 40"x50" - $22,000
  • 48"x60" - $30,240

Please inquire about prices for multiple people in the painting, as well as larger canvas sizes.  I generally suggest for smaller sizes to keep the composition focused on the head and some shoulders.  Larger sizes can feature more of the body and even full body compositions for the largest size options.  There is also a cost for the canvas, some materials, and, when applicable, shipping and handling fees.  This can vary anywhere from $25 to $1,000 depending on the chosen size and where the painting needs to be shipped.  Paintings are done on high quality stretched 12 ounce cotton canvas or fine grade stretched Belgian linen.  Framing costs are extra.  Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.  I look forward to creating a memorable, one of a kind, work of art for you and your loved ones to enjoy for years to come!

calvinlaiart@gmail.com, 510-229-7672

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